Mexico vs Nigeria: Super Eagles depart for USA

Mexico vs Nigeria: Super Eagles depart for USA

Nigeria Super Eagles will on Wednesday evening depart Abuja for the United States of America (USA) ahead of this weekend’s glamorous friendly against Mexico, reports.

A selection of home based players have been sweating it out in Nigeria’s capital for the past one week and the team made up of twenty-two players and officials will jet out from the Nnamdi Azikwe International Airport, Abuja on Wednesday.

The team had their final training session at the FIFA Goal Project complex in Abuja with the emphasis on passing and less contact engagement among the players.

Former Nigeria international and erstwhile Super Eagles coach Augustine  Eguavoen is the team’s head coach, assisted by former Enyimba head coach Paul Aigbogun, who are both now in charge of Nigeria Football Federation (NFF)’s Technical Department.

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The Nigerian contingent will depart their Legend Excellence Resort, Wuye district camp base for the Airport on Wednesday evening ahead of the flight scheduled to leave at about 8pm Nigerian time on Wednesday evening.

Team captain Ikechukwu Ezenwa (injured) was the only player that dropped out from the 23-man squad that was granted US visas on Monday after their appointment with the Embassy last Friday.

Rangers International winger Ibrahim Olawoyin and Enyimba star Anayo Iwuala are the biggest names in the Nigerian squad set to face Mexico who are using the game to prepare for their participation at the CONCACAF Gold Cup next week.

The encounter will hold at the United Airlines Field at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum (Los Angeles, California), USA on Saturday night (3:30am on Sunday in Nigeria).

Super Eagles squad for Mexico

Stanley Nwabali (Lobi Stars)
John Barinyima Noble (Enyimba)
Abdulmutalif Sanusi (Katsina United)
Temitope Olusesi (Rangers International)
Enyinnaya Kazie Njoku (Rivers United)
Oriyomi Muritala Lawal (Kwara United)
Imo Achor Obot (Enyimba)
Tebo Degaulle Franklin (Nasarawa United)
Adekunle Adeleke (Abia Warriors)
Olisa Harold Ndah (Akwa United)
Anthony Msonter Shimaga (Rangers International)
Seth Mayi (Akwa United)
Stephen Jose Jude (Kwara United)
Auwalu Ali Mallam (Kano Pillars
Uche Onwuasonaya (Plateau United)
Ibrahim Olasunkanmi Olawoyin (Rangers International)
Charles Atshimene (Akwa United)
Sunday Damilare Adetunji (Rivers United)
Chinonso Ezeikwe (Rangers International)
Mohammed Rabiu Zulkifilu (Plateau United)
Anayo Iwuala (Enyimba)
Nenrot Silas (Plateau United)

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